State Assembly Race Strains Campos, Chavez Relationship

A race that’s still a year away has created a wedge between two longtime political allies. Sources tell Fly that county Supervisor Cindy Chavez and Assemblymember Nora Campos (D-San Jose) have not been on the closest of terms of late.

Carrasco Broke Rules on Gifts, Barred from Voting on Taxis

Magdalena Carrasco’s sponsored trip last fall to New York City constitutes a violation of state law and will force her to sit on the sidelines for some of this year’s most important City Council votes.

Orozco Wins District 4 Primary, Write-In Ballots Raise Questions

A special election took place in Santa Clara County last week and something unusual happened—it went smoothly. Well, maybe not that smooth for one candidate.

Dysfunction at City Hall: How the City Manager Office Broke Down

San Jose Inside has learned that allegations of inappropriate relationships, threats of violence and overzealous internal investigations have split the city manager’s office into factions. On Friday, the office’s third top-level executive will resign—but not before parting with a $100,000 severance package.

Liccardo Selects Senior Staff, Dueñas Named City Manager

San Jose Mayor-elect Sam Liccardo has a new city manager in Norberto Dueñas, and now he’s got his senior staff in place. Jim Reed, vice president of the San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce since February 2013, will become Liccardo’s chief of staff.

City Council to Interview D4 Nominees for Appointment

Almost all people at City Hall can talk about Friday is “The Interview,” but it has nothing to do with catty Sony execs, sensitive North Korean dictators or a movie that looks terrible on its face.